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Regent Honeyeater

May 7th, 2017

May 2017 Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater survey – May 20-21

BirdLife Australia is seeking volunteers to search for these birds across Victoria, NSW, ACT and Queensland, as Swift Parrots make their way up to the mainland from Tasmania and Regent Honeyeaters move about the landscape in search of flowering Eucalypt trees, on which to feed.

Says Caroline Wilson of the Wodland Birds team at BirdLIfe: “We generally ask volunteers to survey an area for approx 20 minutes (walking slowly along a walking track or through a park and observing birds). Any spot is fine for carrying out the survey (e.g. National Parks, conservation reserves, private property), but both species do prefer areas which contain flowering eucalypts for foraging or areas of heavy lerp and insect loads. You might find it useful to use our list of suggested survey locations as a guide. You can also contact one of the Woodland Birds for Biodiversity team (details below) and we can put you in touch with a local coordinator to help find suitable survey locations and to get site specific maps. We have recently generated maps of some of our suggested survey locations, particularly for larger sites such as National Parks, to help narrow the search. Sites which have been mapped are noted in the survey locations spreadsheet. Please also let us know if you would like more information about non-mapped sites. 

If you wish to participate in the upcoming May 2017 survey or would like to report sightings of either species, please contact one of the members of BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Birds for Biodiversity team: Dean Ingwersen (Victoria, Regent Honeyeaters), Caroline Wilson (Victoria, Swift Parrots) or Mick Roderick (NSW, ACT & QLD, Swift Parrots at woodlandbirds@birdlife.org.au

 

Survey forms and survey locations are available at this BirdLife Australia website: http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/woodland-birds-for-biodiversity/latest-news-wl